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Basic Income for Canadians

Basic Income for Canadians

The key to a healthier, happier, more secure life for all
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Canadian social programs were designed for a world in which most people graduated from high school, then found a permanent job with benefits that, barring unforeseen accidents, they would hold until they retired with a pension — all under the benevolent eye of their workplace union. In the last forty years, however, the labour market has fundamentally changed. Good, full-time jobs have been replaced by part-time or temporary work that pays lower wages, offers fewer benefits and rarely comes wi …

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From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation

From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation

We Owe It to Our Grandchildren
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

 

This book is about the need for an alternative to capitalism. But what does that alternative look like? And given the ever-increasing wealth and power of the 1 percent and the fact that corporations are given carte blanche to turn natural resources into profit, is an alternative possible?

Tom Webb argues that a massive shift to social enterprise, primarily co-operatives, is required. More than 250 million people around the world work for co-operatives, and co-operatives impact the lives of three …

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Income Inequality

Income Inequality

The Canadian Story
edition:Paperback

Rising income inequality has been at the forefront of public debate in Canada in recent years, yet there is still much to learn about the economic forces driving the distribution of earnings and income in this country and how they might evolve in the future. With research showing that the tax-and-transfer system is losing the ability to counteract income disparity, the need for policy-makers to understand the factors at play is all the more urgent. Income Inequality provides a comprehensive revi …

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Rules and Unruliness

Rules and Unruliness

Canadian Regulatory Democracy, Governance, Capitalism, and Welfarism
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

A critical examination of Canadian regulatory governance and politics over the past fifty years, Rules and Unruliness builds on the theory and practice of rule-making to show why government "unruliness" - the inability to form rules and implement structures for compliance - is endemic and increasing. Analyzing regulatory politics and governance in Canada from the beginning of Pierre Trudeau's era to Stephen Harper's government, the authors present a compelling argument that current regulation of …

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Continuities and Discontinuities

The Political Economy of Social Welfare and Labour Market Policy in Canada
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Continuities and Discontinuities assesses the making of Canadian social and labour market policy in the context of two factors—globalization and neoconservatism. Specialists from a variety of fields and disciplines examine the relation between Canada's changing political economy and its social welfare and labour market policy. These essays analysing continuities and discontinuities in policy emerged from research that initially was presented at the 5th Conference on Social Welfare Policy held …

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How Ottawa Spends, 2014-2015

How Ottawa Spends, 2014-2015

The Harper Government - Good to Go?
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The 2014-15 edition of How Ottawa Spends critically examines national politics and related fiscal, economic, and social priorities and policies, with an emphasis on the now long-running Harper-linked Senate scandal and the serious challenges to Harper's leadership and controlling style of attack politics. Contributors from across Canada examine the Conservative government agenda both in terms of its macroeconomic fiscal policy and electoral success since 2006 and also as it plans for a 2015 elec …

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No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade, 3rd Edition

No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade, 3rd Edition

edition:eBook

An in-depth look at two decades of a movement that aims to challenge the ethical foundations of the global market. Transnational corporations look for the cheapest suppliers, while the fair trade movement insists on a premium for the producersat the start of the chain. Sally Blundell explores the origins of fair trade and what it is likely to become in the face of growing disparities between the principles and the practice.

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Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition

edited by Miriam Smith
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition updates and expands its exploration of a wide range of organized group and social movement activity in Canadian politics. Particularly distinctive is the inclusion of Quebec nationalism and Aboriginal politics. Many other areas of collective activity are also included: the Occupy movement and anti-poverty organizing, ethnocultural political mobilization, disability, lesbian and gay politics, feminism, farmers and organized interests i …

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